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Spending a Weekend in Anacortes, WA

Washington state has always been known for its natural wonders, cultural gems, and rainy coast. While all of that is absolutely wonderful, there are some…

Hurricane Ridge

Spending a Weekend in Sequim

Sequim is a vibrant small town located along the Olympic Peninsula, and it happens to be one of the driest cities in western Washington. Outdoor…

Snoqualme Falls Lookout

A Day at Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls is a beloved Washington Attraction. Go beyond the lookout and find places to eat, recreation, and more nearby!

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Spending a Day in Seattle’s Georgetown

Considered Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, Georgetown visitors can enjoy the charming architecture, wine tasting and crave-able food.

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Explore the North Bank of the Columbia River Gorge

Mention the words “Columbia Gorge” to Pacific Northwest (PNW) locals, and they’ll almost certainly bring up Multnomah Falls, Vista House, Rowena Crest, or some of…

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Roadside Attractions from Olympia to the Pacific Coast

We have all heard it a thousand times: “It’s about the journey, not the destination.” So when we are heading somewhere for the long weekend,…

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A Weekend In Cle Elum

Cle Elum is a small town with a lot of charm just 90 min from Seattle. It’s not just a pit stop while driving along…

Bloedel Reserve pond

Visiting The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island

Tucked away on the north end of Bainbridge Island, a pristine estate sits atop the high banks looking north over Puget Sound. A fairytale setting…

Campground at Blake Island

Spending A Weekend On Blake Island State Park

Twenty-seven minutes to paradise. That is it. Twenty-seven minutes. Okay, it’s Blake Island Marine State Park, but to us, it’s a local paradise. Your arrival…

garden in Woodinville

Spending a Day in Downtown Woodinville

Nestled in the lush Sammamish River Valley just 25 minutes outside of Seattle, Woodinville is full of surprises and attractions for any visitor. Whether you’re…

Hotel de Haro

5 Historical Haunts Worth a Road Trip

If walls could talk, these Washington state attractions would have a lot to say about their storied pasts. #1 Oxford Saloon With a facade that…

Birth of a Lake Trail

A Visit to Seaquest State Park

About a 2-hour drive from Seattle, Seaquest State Park is a great jumping-off point for visiting nearby Mount Saint Helens.

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Exploring Flaming Geyser State Park

Looking for an outdoor activity in Auburn? With interesting geological features, hiking and an ADA-accessible trail, model aircraft flying, picnic and playground areas and a trail…

Snoqualmie River in North Bend

A Day Well Spent In North Bend

Imagine hopping in your car from Seattle and driving an easy 25 miles east to a gem of a city surrounded by endless evergreens and…

La Conner channel

Exploring the Small Town of La Conner

Looking for a scenic weekend getaway? La Conner is a small fishing town in Skagit County that winds along the Swinomish Channel. With its close…

yakima arboretum

Visiting the Yakima Area Arboretum

As the weather begins to change and spring is upon us, it is finally time to stop being cooped up inside and spend some time…

Liberty Bay in Poulsbo

Spending The Day In Poulsbo, Washington’s “Little Norway”

Hugging the shores of Liberty Bay, Poulsbo’s downtown corridor is adorned with gingerbread house facades and Scandinavian-themed murals. Much like Leavenworth, its more famous cousin,…

Diablo Lake blue waters

Summertime in North Cascades National Park

Seeking a trip with stunning mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, glacier-fed alpine lakes? North Cascades National Park is awaiting you.

Spending a Day in Port Townsend

If you haven’t experienced the stunning town of Port Townsend just yet, it’s time to add it to your list. It’s a magical sea town…

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Must-See Spots on the Olympic Peninsula

As road trips and nature have become the go-to for travel this year, Washington state offers so much to explore. The Olympic Peninsula is an…

Fairfax Ghost Town Bridge - Carbonado WA

Fairfax Bridge near Mount Rainier National Park

A 103-year-old bridge? 250ft tall? On the way to Mount…

Shot of Mt Rainier from Vashon Island

Spending a Day on Vashon Island

We are spoiled with many wonderful day trip opportunities in…

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A Weekend in Port Townsend

Experience Port Townsend through the eyes of a tourist. Find all the best accommodations, restaurants, and things to do!

A Weekend at Hotel Roslyn

Spending a weekend in Roslyn is high at the top…

Pend Oreille County train rides

Scenic Pend Oreille River Train

Update March 2024. We do not have any information about…

Sumner Reuben Knoblauch Heritage Park gazebo

Spending a Day in Sumner

As autumn approaches, nothing sounds more comforting than taking the…

Thomas Dambo’s Giant Trolls the Ultimate Adventure

Join in on Tara’s thrilling adventure to find five giant wooden trolls created by artist Thomas Dambo in Washington State. These unique trolls, made from recycled materials, are part of a scavenger hunt that combines art, environmental awareness, and exploration across various locations in Washington. The journey offers a unique experience to discover these whimsical, massive sculptures while enjoying the state’s beautiful landscapes.

Mount Rainier and Wildflowers

Mount Rainier’s Timed Entry: What You Need to Know for 2024

Explore the essential guide to Mount Rainier’s new timed entry system for 2024, enhancing visitor experience and preserving natural beauty

Lets Roam Walla Walla

Adventuring in Walla Walla

Along with what it’s most famous for, wine, Walla Walla has so much history, food, and adventure to enjoy!

Green Bluff barn near Spokane

Visiting Green Bluff Farms Near Spokane

Every farm tells a story. The opening page tribute is…

Witness Tree Lounge & Bar

Weekend Getaway at the Vancouver Waterfront

Staying a weekend on the beautiful Vancouver waterfront is a great escape in the pacific northwest. Find the right accommodation for you!

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Escaping the City: A Weekend in Whidbey Island

Take a ferry to Whidbey Island and enjoy a weekend of fun. This itinerary includes all things recreation, restaurants, and more!

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A Stay That Is Out of This World: The Spaceship

A unique stay will take your average vacation and turn it into something special. Take a trip out of this world and stay in the spaceship!

Unique Stays and Experiences in Washington State

There are so many unique stays and experiences in Washington to explore. Here are 3 of UniquePNW’s favorites!

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Conquering the Big Four Ice Caves Trail

Explore a winter wonderland in any season at the Big Four Ice Caves trail. Great for all levels of hikers, see cliffs, waterfalls, and more!

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Packwood Mountain House – A Hidden Gem

Experience Packwood and learn about this unique and cozy cabin from those who have stayed inside it, and the owners themselves.

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Spending a Day in Pioneer Square

Learn how to navigate Pioneer Square like a local. If you’re interested in wine tasting and local recommendations, this article is for you!

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Staying at The Hideout Cabin Near Mt. Baker

Washington state is wonderful in a lot of ways, but…

Tacoma sculpture by Elk's Temple in Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma In Two Days: An Ambitious Itinerary

Updated February 2024 Tacoma’s reputation precedes itself. For all the…

Scenery in Leavenworth, WA

A Girls Trip To Leavenworth

Do you feel like everyone you know visited Europe this…